What You’ll Need
Proof of engaging in a full-time (30 hours per week for 3 months) vocation rehabilitation, drug or alcohol abuse treatment, or mental health treatment program.
Qualified Rehabilitation Training Program
The rehabilitation training program must be licensed, certified, or otherwise be recognized as providing rehabilitation training by a responsible state agency or Department of Veterans Affairs.
The program must also provide you with rehabilitation services under a written plan that:
- Is individualized to meet your needs.
- Specifies the date that the services are expected to end.
- Requires a substantial commitment demanding time and effort that would normally prevent you from working full time for 3 months.
How Long Does It Last
You can use this deferment for as long as it takes to complete the rehabilitation training program.
How To Apply
Send the form to your servicer (the company that sends you the bills). If you don’t know who that is, you can go to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS®) to find out.